Hello and welcome to my page and to BetterHelp! I know this may have not been an easy step to take, but good for you for reaching out. Online counseling, much like any counseling can be scary but, I speak for myself and all the other BetterHelp community, we are here to help you on your terms.
My name is Brandy Bennick, and I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Vermont. I am working on getting licensed in surrounding states to further my abilities to help others. I earned my Masters in Social work from the University of New England, where I specialized in clinical practice. I began my work in the human services field at the young age of 18 and have continued to learn throughout the years. Since starting in the humans services field I have worked in a variety of settings, with a great deal of populations with age ranges from 3 to 100. My work has included many personal issues revolving around Mental health, physical health, parenting techniques, trauma, a wide range of substance abuse, and many more. I have learned that struggles don't always have to be your own to affect you deeply.
Over the years working in settings such as, hospitals, schools, and homes I have found one common factor in successful counseling, and this is connection. No matter your issue, problem, or struggle, big or small the number one priority in your work with your counselor is the connection and safety you feel. At a time when we may feel that we are at our lowest, and we have all been there, we reach for someone to talk to and turn to, that can offer a perspective and suggestion that others cannot.
I am here to offer that support and comfort that you may be looking for. Whether it's for a short period of time or an extended period of time, it would be my pleasure to help you through what could be the biggest step you take in your life.
I emphasize a great deal on motivation, personal growth, and self empowerment. We all have the ability to move past and grow from each and every experience we face. I look forward to assisting you through this time in your life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
VT LICSW 089.0126825